Mycalesis perseus (Fabricius, 1775) - Common Bushbrown

Subspecies in India

(1) Mycalesis perseus tabitha (Fabricius, 1793) – Dakhan Common Bushbrown
(2) Mycalesis perseus blasius Fabricius, 1798 – Himalayan Common Bushbrown

Conservation and Special status

This species is not legally protected in India under any schedules of WildLife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands UT1
Andhra Pradesh112121
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli UT
Daman & Diu UT
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat1
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir UT
Jharkhand
Karnataka13
Kerala11
Ladakh UT
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra1
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Puducherry UT
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu111
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal21
Total11121231953
Poaceae (Robinson et al. 2010), Oplismenus compositus (Kunte 2000), Oryza (Kunte 2000), Oryza sativa (Robinson et al. 2010) (Poaceae).

Key Reference:
Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550.

For the complete list of larval host plants of Indian butterflies, see the page on larval host plants.

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2022. Mycalesis perseus (Fabricius, 1775) – Common Bushbrown. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.06. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/mycalesis-perseus, accessed 2022/12/01.